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Hi all, new to the forum, seems like I'll be spending a bit of time in here. :)

Having just got our brand new 1.8 Sport over a month ago, I'm now finding that I should have got the satnav package.

Can this be done retro fit and does anyone know how much from a dealer.

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Yogi. :)
 

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Welcome to the site mate. I hope you're liking the car. :)

I have no definite idea if the Satnav could be retrofitted but it would be hellishly expensive if it could. Several grand I reckon
Was afraid it could be that mate. :(

However, what with a few companies on Ebay doing the telephone package now, surely the next thing wil be SatNav?

Yes, loving the car. Missus got it while I was away and since I've came back (2 weeks ago) I must have done at least 500 miles in it. :D

We had a TT a few years ago and this is just a bigger and better (IMO) car.

The amount of looks that you get from folk looking at the LED's is funny.

Love it.
 

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Sat NAv Retro

I nearly (only nearly) bought a nearly new 2008 S5 from West London Audi. (less than £33k) Values without Sat Nav are low. On enquiring they offeed to retro fit at a cost of £2500 (?VAT!). I decided not to bother!

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I nearly (only nearly) bought a nearly new 2008 S5 from West London Audi. (less than £33k) Values without Sat Nav are low. On enquiring they offeed to retro fit at a cost of £2500 (?VAT!). I decided not to bother!

Cheers:D
Christ, we had the option at 2K hence the reason we never bothered! :D

Think I'll stick to a map. :D
 

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It can be done, but is a big job. Your dealer will likely not do it, a shop like Kufatec.de in Germany will.

Please see my signature for an article on A5 comparison of radio vs. the MMI that comes with sat nav. Without sat nav the car does not have the required fiber-optic cabling and distributed architecture with media components spread throughout the car, you need to add all that since the nav requires it. It will not be as easy as in an A6 where if you have MMI High you just have to add the navi drive and antenna...

You need to remove the entire radio and screen, replace with CD changer in the dash, possibly new screen (half an inch bigger), add a new eledtronics head unit behind the glove compartment, wire a fiber-optic cable to left side of trunk, install new MMI radio module, sat nav and amplifier there, connect all with fiber-optics and wire for power right side of trunk. Plus sat antenna of course. Then you need to replace the center console in the front with one that has the MMI buttons below the gear lever and wire that. Maybe something else too?

In the U.K there is this guy craigyb that could probably do this too, who knows. And kufatec.de will sell the parts. craigyb's site is http://www.tclsatnav.com/... And navplus.us site, MMI section, is a good place to ask questions.

2500 pounds with new parts and dealership work prices (Kufatec can sell you used cheaper modules) for this retrofit actually sounds reasonable. I wonder if the dealer really knew how to do it or if they were just thinking it is as easy as in an A6...
 

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It can be done, but is a big job. Your dealer will likely not do it, a shop like Kufatec.de in Germany will.

Please see my signature for an article on A5 comparison of radio vs. the MMI that comes with sat nav. Without sat nav the car does not have the required fiber-optic cabling and distributed architecture with media components spread throughout the car, you need to add all that since the nav requires it. It will not be as easy as in an A6 where if you have MMI High you just have to add the navi drive and antenna...

You need to remove the entire radio and screen, replace with CD changer in the dash, possibly new screen (half an inch bigger), add a new eledtronics head unit behind the glove compartment, wire a fiber-optic cable to left side of trunk, install new MMI radio module, sat nav and amplifier there, connect all with fiber-optics and wire for power right side of trunk. Plus sat antenna of course. Then you need to replace the center console in the front with one that has the MMI buttons below the gear lever and wire that. Maybe something else too?

In the U.K there is this guy craigyb that could probably do this too, who knows. And kufatec.de will sell the parts. craigyb's site is http://www.tclsatnav.com/... And navplus.us site, MMI section, is a good place to ask questions.

2500 pounds with new parts and dealership work prices (Kufatec can sell you used cheaper modules) for this retrofit actually sounds reasonable. I wonder if the dealer really knew how to do it or if they were just thinking it is as easy as in an A6...
Cheers loc but I think I'll give it a miss.

Sounds like far too much hassle.
 

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Cheers loc but I think I'll give it a miss.

Sounds like far too much hassle.
To be honest, I would have been surprised if you didn't "give it a miss". :rolleyes:

But even though it sounds like much there are and will be people doing it I'm sure (Kufatec offers the set/installation on their site for example), so I guess anything really is possible... :)
 

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